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pre-requisites ============== 1. A computer running Ghostcast server with a free network interface and sufficient hard disk space 2. The computer to be backed up, a HP Proliant DL385 with integrated dual-port NC7782 NIC (Broadcom chipset) 3. A cross over UTP cable 4. A boot floppy or boot CD created boot-media ========== 1. DOS (MS-DOS or PC-DOS) bootable floppy or CD 2. CONFIG.SYS example as follows --- sample CONFIG.SYS file ----------------------- DEVICE = oakcdrom.sys /D:cd1 DEVICE = btdosm.sys DEVICE = flashpt.sys DEVICE = aspi8u2.sys LASTDRIVE = Z rem DEVICE=\NET\protman.dos /I:\B57 DEVICE=\NET\dis_pkt.dos DEVICE=\B57\B57.dos --- end CONFIG.SYS -------------------------------------- 3. NDIS2 driver for Broadcom NIC (file name B57.DOS) available here http://tiwonki.com/download/public/drivers/nic/ndis2/B57/B57.dos 4. PROTOCOL.INI file configured appropriately. A sample is shown below where the NIC Bus/Device/Function numbers were noted and entered into the PROTOCOL.INI --- sample PROTOCOL.INI ---------------------------------- [protman] drivername = PROTMAN$ [pktdrv] drivername = PKTDRV$ bindings = PC_CARD intvec = 0x60 chainvec =0x66 ; Protocol.ini section for the Broadcom Ethernet NDIS2 ;[B57] ; DriverName = "B57$" ; BusNum from 0 to 255 ; BusNum = ; DevNum from 0 to 31 ; DevNum = ; PortNum or FuncNum from 0 to 7 ; PortNum = ; FuncNum = ; LinSpeed can be set to 10 or 100 ; LineSpeed = ; Duplex can be set to half or full. LineSpeed is required when this keyword is used. ; Duplex = ; NodeAddress specifies the network address used. ; NodeAddress = ; FixCheckSumOff turns off the driver's work-around for the TCP/IP stack to recognize ; the 1's complimented version of the checksum. ; FixCheckSumOff ;AcceptAllMC informs the driver to deliver ALL Multicast packets to the upper Protocol. ;AcceptAllMC ; ; To add more adapter(up to 4) repeat the below entry, where n can be from 2 to 4. ; [PC_CARD] DriverName = "B57$" BusNum = 3 DevNum = 6 FuncNum = 1 LineSpeed = 100 Duplex = full --- end PROTOCOL.INI----------------------------------------------- 5. Files located as follows in the boot media \NET\protman.dos \NET\dis_pkt.dos \NET\netbind.com \B57\B57.DOS \B57\PROTOCOL.INI \GHOST\GHOST.EXE \GHOST\WATTCP.CFG 6. Sample AUTOEXEC.BAT --- sample AUTOEXEC.BAT ------------------------------ @echo off prompt $p$g LH \MSCDEX.EXE /D:cd1 \net\netbind.com MOUSE.COM echo Loading... :FLPYBOOT echo Insert Ghost boot disk 2 (containing Ghost.exe) pause cd \ghost echo Loading... GHOST.EXE goto END --- end AUTOEXEC.BAT 7. Connect the DL385 server to be backed up (in this example, port 2 of the NC7782 integrated NIC) to the Ghostcast server. WATTCP configured with IP address in same subnet as the Ghostcast server. 8. The rest, I assume you know what to do.